What does tender mean?

Definitions for tender
ˈtɛn dərten·der

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tender.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tender, legal tender, stampnoun

    something that can be used as an official medium of payment

  2. attendant, attender, tendernoun

    someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

  3. bid, tendernoun

    a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

  4. tendernoun

    car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water

  5. tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutternoun

    a boat for communication between ship and shore

  6. tender, supply shipadjective

    ship that usually provides supplies to other ships

  7. tenderadjective

    given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality

    "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"

  8. sensitive, sore, raw, tenderadjective

    hurting

    "the tender spot on his jaw"

  9. tenderadjective

    young and immature

    "at a tender age"

  10. affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warmadjective

    having or displaying warmth or affection

    "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"

  11. tenderadjective

    easy to cut or chew

    "tender beef"

  12. tender, untoughenedadjective

    physically untoughened

    "tender feet"

  13. crank, cranky, tender, tippyadjective

    (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

  14. tenderverb

    (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition

    "tender green shoots"

  15. tenderverb

    offer or present for acceptance

  16. offer, bid, tenderverb

    propose a payment

    "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"

  17. tenderverb

    make a tender of; in legal settlements

  18. tender, tenderize, tenderiseverb

    make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer

    "tenderize meat"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tendernoun

    one who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse

  2. Tendernoun

    a vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores, to convey intelligence, or the like

  3. Tendernoun

    a car attached to a locomotive, for carrying a supply of fuel and water

  4. Tenderverb

    to offer in payment or satisfaction of a demand, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture; as, to tender the amount of rent or debt

  5. Tenderverb

    to offer in words; to present for acceptance

  6. Tendernoun

    an offer, either of money to pay a debt, or of service to be performed, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture, which would be incurred by nonpayment or nonperformance; as, the tender of rent due, or of the amount of a note, with interest

  7. Tendernoun

    any offer or proposal made for acceptance; as, a tender of a loan, of service, or of friendship; a tender of a bid for a contract

  8. Tendernoun

    the thing offered; especially, money offered in payment of an obligation

  9. Tender

    easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit

  10. Tender

    sensible to impression and pain; easily pained

  11. Tender

    physically weak; not hardly or able to endure hardship; immature; effeminate

  12. Tender

    susceptible of the softer passions, as love, compassion, kindness; compassionate; pitiful; anxious for another's good; easily excited to pity, forgiveness, or favor; sympathetic

  13. Tender

    exciting kind concern; dear; precious

  14. Tender

    careful to save inviolate, or not to injure; -- with of

  15. Tender

    unwilling to cause pain; gentle; mild

  16. Tender

    adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic; as, tender expressions; tender expostulations; a tender strain

  17. Tender

    apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate; as, a tender subject

  18. Tender

    heeling over too easily when under sail; -- said of a vessel

  19. Tendernoun

    regard; care; kind concern

  20. Tenderverb

    to have a care of; to be tender toward; hence, to regard; to esteem; to value

Freebase

  1. Tender

    "Tender" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tender

    ten′dėr, v.t. to stretch out or offer for acceptance, esp. to offer to supply certain commodities for a certain period at rates specified.—n. an offer or proposal, esp. of some service, also the paper containing it: the thing offered, the actual production and formal offer of a sum due in legal money, or an offer of services to be performed, in order to save the consequences of non-payment or non-performance.

  2. Tender

    ten′dėr, adj. soft, delicate: easily impressed or injured: not hardy: fragile: weak and feeble: easily moved to pity, love, &c.: careful not to injure (with of): unwilling to cause pain: apt to cause pain: pathetic, expressive of the softer passions: compassionate, loving, affectionate: young and inexperienced: weakly in health: delicate, requiring careful handling: quick, keen: apt to lean over under sail.—n. Ten′der-foot, one not yet hardened to life in the prairie, mining-camp, &c.: a new-comer.—adj. Ten′der-heart′ed, full of feeling.—adv. Ten′der-heart′edly.—n. Ten′der-heart′edness.—adj. Ten′der-heft′ed (Shak.), having great tenderness.—ns. Ten′derling, one too much coddled, an effeminate fellow: one of the first horns of a deer; Ten′der-loin, the tenderest part of the loin of beef, pork, &c., lying close to the ventral side of the lumbar vertebræ.—adv. Ten′derly.—n. Ten′derness. [Fr. tendre—L. tener, allied to tenuis, thin.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tender

    A small vessel duly commanded, and employed to attend a larger one, to supply her with stores, to carry intelligence or volunteers and impressed men to receiving ships, &c. An enemy's ship captured by cutters or boats fitted out as tenders by men-of-war, but without any commission or authority from the admiralty, will not insure a prize to the benefit of the ship. The condemnation will be as a droit of admiralty, on the principle that an officer does not retain his commission for the purposes of prize on board another ship; but if captured by one of her boats, and brought to the ship, she is good prize, as with slaves. Tender is also a synonym of crank; thus, a spar may be tender.

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tender' in Adjectives Frequency: #862

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tender in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tender in a Sentence

  1. Sanjeev Relhan:

    We sent daily emails from March 13 until March 21. If the tender was available why didn't they share it?

  2. Andrew Schneider:

    Listen, can you hear it Spring's sweet cantata. The strains of grass pushing through the snow. The song of buds swelling on the vine. The tender timpani of a baby robin's heart. Spring.

  3. Erin Dunbar:

    This is an unbelievably tender topic to talk about with our patients because when someone is diagnosed with a glioblastoma, it is a tremendous left turn in their life. They have been told they have a highly aggressive, incurable tumor that will undoubtedly shorten their life, barring a miracle.

  4. Daniel Sui:

    Customers like U.S. beef because it tastes juicy and tender, but Wolfgang's only sells around seven to eight pieces of U.S. imported beef steak each day, the limited supply is because the Chinese government bans feed additives and only 5 percent of U.S. beef is qualified for export.

  5. Ofer Raz-Dror:

    We built the tender so it might not cost anything to the companies.

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Translations for tender

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  • غضArabic
  • tendreCatalan, Valencian
  • něžnýCzech
  • mør, øm, forsyningsskib, tenderDanish
  • zart, liebevoll, lieb, zärtlich, empfindlichGerman
  • esquife, oferta, dolorido, tierno, [[vagón]] [[nodriza]], propuesta, cariñoso, ofrecerSpanish
  • تردPersian
  • tenderi, hellä, esittää, tarjota, arka, maksuväline, aristava, emälaiva, tarjous, yhteysvene, mureaFinnish
  • tendre, offreFrench
  • grámhar, mínIrish
  • presentare, fare una offerta, soffice, dare, offrire, offerta, morbido, tender, valuta, dolce, scialuppa, moneta, [[gara]] d’[[appalto]], tenero, sottoporre, sensibile, carino, tenera, battere, delicatoItalian
  • מִכרָזHebrew
  • 過敏, 柔らかい, 炭水車, 優しいJapanese
  • 연한Korean
  • tenerLatin
  • zaartLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • mateoha, pāwera, tono, tāngohengoheMāori
  • betalingsmiddel, tilbud, anbudNorwegian
  • zacht, betalingsmiddel, bod, lief, tender, gevoelig, aanbieden, mals, biedenDutch
  • tender, środek płatniczy, oferta, przetargowy, delikatnyPolish
  • tenro, terno, tênder, macioPortuguese
  • dulce, gentil, iubitRomanian
  • уязвимый, предлагать, нежный, ласковый, тендер, [[платёжный, чувствительный, [[плавучий, предложениеRussian
  • öm, mör, ljuv, erbjudaSwedish
  • లేతTelugu
  • mềmVietnamese

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